Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Cherry


Freeman  Funeral  Home
Friday, May 26, 2017
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James Henderson "Jim" Cherry III
April 13, 1942 - May 25, 2017
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          James Henderson “Jim” Cherry III,  75, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus.  A gathering of friends will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville and from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, June 2, 2017 at First United Methodist Church, 34 W. Washington St. in Shelbyville.
          A celebration of Jim's life will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 2, 2017 at the church, with the Revs. Colin Cress and Robert Campbell officiating.  Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.
          Memorial contributions may be made to Fairland United Methodist Church, 205 W. Washington St., Fairland, IN 46126 or First United Methodist Church, 34 W. Washington St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming



The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, March 28, 2014
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          Philip Arthur Cherry,  83, a lifelong Rush County resident, passed away March 26, 2014, in Rushville.  He was born Aug. 24, 1930, in Arlington, to  Weldon and  Marjorie (Winslow) Cherry.  He married  Phyllis (True) Winningham  on July 13, 1971, and she survives.
          Phil was a 1948 graduate of Arlington High School.  He was a Rushville City policeman for nine years and was a charter member of the Rushville FOP.  He worked for the Original Tractor Cab Company for 37 years and also worked as a clerk with Village Pantry in Rushville, Shelbyville and Morristown, and Admiral in Rushville.  Phil was head of security at Randall-Textron in Morristown for a few years.  He served as Posey Township Trustee for eight years and was instrumental in having the new fire station built in that township.  Phil was also a member of the Morristown Masonic Lodge F&AM.  Phil enjoyed his family, walking his dog, Rosie, and playing chess with Zach.
          He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Phyllis, of Arlington; daughters:  Kay Beaupre and husband, Joseph, of Pennington, N.J.;  Lyn Stribling  of Seneca, S.C.; and  Bobette Hardin  and husband, Gary, of Sunman; stepdaughter,  Juanita Depuy  and husband, Dan, of Lebanon; foster daughter,  Rochelle Rudicil  of Arlington; son,  Doug Cherry  and wife, Kelly, of Beech Grove; stepson,  Craig Winningham  and wife, LeAnn, of Lebanon; grandchildren, Chris and Tessa, Elizabeth and Franklin, Todd, Curtis, Gary, Gabrielle and Emily, Ben and Mona, Katie and Matt, Charlotte, Alan and Lauren, Gil and Tonya; stepgrandchildren, Chandra and Jeremy, Ashley, Brooke, Tosha and Bill, Charlie, Sophie and Kichie; great-grandchildren, Aiden and Elijah; stepgreat-grandchildren, Savanna, Nadia, Alexis, Ryleigh, Donovan and J.J; special great-niece, Amanda Capps; sister-in-law,  June Cherry; and several nieces and nephews.
          Phil was preceded in death by his parents and a brother,  Lawrence "Larry" Cherry.
          A time of remembrance will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at the Knights of Columbus, 227 E. 3rd St., Rushville.  Friends and family are welcome to come and share their fondest and funniest memories of Phil.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Arlington Christian Church, 2341 Carthage Pike, Arlington, IN 46104; or the Family Worship Center, 1002 W. 1st St., Rushville, IN 46173.  Moster Mortuary, Rushville, has been entrusted with arrangements.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


Obituary
Todd Funeral Home
Rushville, Indiana
2004
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          George F. Cherry of Rushville, IN, died May 10, 2004.   He was a retired factory worker 32 years at Detroit Diesel Allison division of General Motors in Indpls.   He married  Virginia M. Helvey  Mar. 23, 1945 and she survives.
Survivors beside his wife include three sons, William L.,  Michael A. and wife Sharon Don S.; two daughters, Rebecca Ann Shepherd Rita M.  (Mrs. Randy Kaster); daughter-in-law Kathy Cherry; eight grandchildren also survive.  Disposition will be private.   Memorials may be made to the Rush County Council of Clubs Baseball Diamond c/o Bruce Fenimore 223 W. Kings Highway, Rushville, IN. 46173.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, October 23, 2000
Maurice T. Cherry
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Maurice T. Cherry, 79, Shelbyville, died Sunday.
Born Sept. 28, 1921, in Shelbyville, s/o  Will and Clara (Minton) Cherry.  Married  Frances (Parker) Cherry  on Oct. 29, 1947, and she survives.
Graduated in 1939 from Shelbyville High School; attended Purdue University.  Pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps, WW II.  Industrial engineer with Bohn Aluminum and Brass, Greensburg, retiring in 1987.
Member of First Presbyterian Church, deacon and elder; a lifetime member of the Hump Pilots Association; and a former member of Masonic Lodge F.&A.M. 28, Scottish Rite, Shrine Club and Shelbyville Elks Lodge 457.
Other survivors incl one son, William B. Cherry, Shelbyville; one daughter, Mrs. Jeffrey (Peggy) Isom, Mitchell.
Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home, Rev. Gary W. Huffman officiating.
Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery with military rites.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, January 24, 1996
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Former Shelbyville resident  Francis L. Cherry, 75, Leesburg, Fla., died Sunday.
Born June 17, 1920, in Shelbyville, s/o  Frank and Lora (Boger) Cherry.
Married  Geraldine (Axtell) Cherry on Dec. 31, 1945, she survives.
Retired in 1963 as a major in the U. S. Air Force.  Department of Defense as a control engineer, retiring in 1978.
Member of the Masonic Lodge No. 39, F&AM, in New Albany.
Member of the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church and as a child attended Lewis Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors:  wife; daughter, Mrs. Jack (Jan) McCown, Houston, Texas;  son Frank W. Cherry, Lodi, Calif.;  2 sisters, Mrs. John (Jane) Richardson, Shelbyville, and  Eloise Tucker, Georgetown;  brother, Jessie V. Cherry, Georgetown; 4 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by one brother.
Murphy Funeral Service.  Lewis Creek Baptist Church. Pastor Cliff Bunch. Burial  in Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery.  Graveside military rites will be conducted by local military organizations.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shelby County Hospice.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


An  Unknown  Newspaper
June, 1995
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WILLIAM  FRED  CHERRY JR., 70, INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, died Thursday.  He was a journeyman in the air-conditioning department of an Allison Division of General Motors Corp., for 30 years, retiring in 1979.  Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.  Graveside services will be held at 9a.m., Saturday in Floral Park West Cemetery [Westgate Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana].  There will be no calling. Survivors: wife  Dorothy Phipps Cherry ; son  Dennis C. Cherry; daughter  Patricia A. Thompson; brothers,  Ronald, Thomas,  Richard Cherry;  sisters;  Joan Vance,  Jean Kestler,  Beverly Purichia,  Donna Johnston;  four grandchildren.  Conkle Funeral Home, Speedway Chapel, is handling arrangements.
Contributed by Nancy Glover
Notes from Nancy:   William was born  3-16-1935, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, and died  June 22, 1995, Indianapolis.


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, May 5, 1992
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Forrest "Gene" Cherry, 68, Rushville died Sunday, May 3, 1992, Indianapolis. Born July 1, 1923, in Shelby Co., s/o  Leonard F. and Helen M. (Goodrich) Cherry. Married  Mary Lois Stutz, July 15, 1945; she preceded him in death in 1973. Married  Norma Fay Hendrix  in 1973; she died in 1981.
Member of the Main Street Christian Church. Survivors:  sons, Dennis J. Cherry, Rushville, Mark A. Cherry, New Castle, and  David N. Cherry, Indianapolis; stepsons  Mike Woods, Rushville, and  Robbie Hendrix, Indianapolis; step daughters, Mrs. Richard (Sue) Sharpe, Rushville, and  Jennie Wright, Rushville; sisters, Marian Fulton, Glenwood and  Vivian "Tiny" Haymond, Waldron; 7 grandchildren and 4 step-grandchildren.
Todd Funeral Home, Rushville.
Burial at the East Hill Cemetery, Rushville.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, July 19, 1990
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Eva Cherry, 84, 509 1/2 S. West St., died today. Born May 6, 1906, in Shelbyville, d/o  Raymond and Bertha (McCarty) Pope. Married Raymond Cherry Dec. 19, 1923; died Sept. 26, 1978.
Member of the First Christian Church and Order of Eastern Star. Survivors:  2 daughters, Patricia Siefert, and  Loretta Cord, both of Shelbyville; 7 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Two sisters, one brother and two grandchildren preceded her in death.
Murphy Funeral Home with the Rev. James Horner officiating. Burial at Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, January 20, 1988
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Edna M. Cherry, 88, Jackson Township, died at 11 p.m. Tuesday at her home. Lifelong area resident; homemaker.
Member of the Marietta United Methodist Church, Shelby County Farm Bureau and Naamah Chapter, Order of Eastern Star. Former member of the Jackson Township Home Economics Club. D/o  Michael and Ida May (Williams) Snyder, born Nov. 6, 1899, in Jackson Township. She was married in Shelbyville on Aug. 30, 1918, to Russell M. Cherry, who preceded her in death Aug. 7, 1979. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William (Ruth) Eberhart, R. R. 8, Shelbyville; six grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. One son preceded her in death. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ewing Mortuary with the Revs. Charles Baxter Jr., Clyde McCammack and Carl Leth officiating. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to Shelby Senior Services.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Indianapolis  Star  News
January 10, 1987
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WILLIAM  ANDREW  CHERRY:
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          Services for  William Andrew Cherry, 65, a lifelong Indianapolis resident, will be at 1pm. Tuesday in Conkle Speedway Funeral Home, with calling from 2pm to 9pm today.  He died Saturday in Wishard Memorial Hospital.  He had been a tool and dye maker for Challenge Machine and Tool Co., Inc. 12 years, retiring in 1980.  He was a life member and past commander of American Legion Post #500 and a member of Clermont Christian Church.  He was a World War II Army Air Forces veteran.  Survivors: : wife, Edna M. (Woodall) Cherry; son  Michael Cherry; daughter,  Karen Sue (Cherry) Ray; brothers;  Fred,  Jim,  Ron,  Tom,  and  Richard Cherry; sisters;  Joan Vance,  Jean Kestler,  Beverly Philbeck  and  Donna Johnston; two grandchildren.  Memorial contributions may be made to Roudebush West 10th Street Veterans Administration Hospital or to the American Cancer Society.
Contributed by Nancy Glover


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, August 8, 1979
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Russell Martin Cherry, 80, Shelbyville, died Tuesday. Ewing Mortuary, with Revs. Morris McClintic and Charles Baxter officiating. Burial in Miller Cemetery. Memorials:  W. S. Major Hospital Foundation. Born in Hendricks Township on May 18, 1899, s/o  Martin A. and Jennie F. (Shaw) Cherry.
Married  Edna Snyder, who survives, on Aug. 30, 1918, in Shelby County.
Survivors:  wife;  daughter, Mrs. William (Ruth) Eberhart, Shelbyville; 6 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
One brother and one son preceded in death.
Farmer, was chairman of the Southwestern Holding Corp.  Served on the W. S. Major Hospital board from 1958 to 1973.  Past president and a present director of the Marietta Volunteer Fire Department.  32nd degree Mason with Shelby Lodge No. 28, F. and A.M.
Former member of the First Christian Church of Shelbyville.  Belonged to the Marietta United Methodist Church at the time of his death.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, July 31, 1979
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Omer A. Cherry, 84, 721 Berkeley Dr., died Monday.  Ill health for some time; Waldron Health Care Home.
Born on Nov. 28, 1894 in Rush County, s/o  Clint and Eva (Roberts) Cherry. On April 8, 1917 in Greenfield, married  Ardie Loretta McMillan. Survivors:  wife;  children, Mrs. Pansy Lee, Shelbyivlle, Mrs. Joan McCoy  and  Mrs. Robert (Lillian) Hartman, both of Indianapolis, Harold Cherry, Shelbyville; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Member of the Eagles and Moose Lodges, Shelbyville. Murphy Mortuary with the Rev. Helen Hager officiating. Burial in the Miller Cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


Unidentified Newspaper
March, 1979
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Mrs. Jessie Cherry
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         Services for  Mrs. Jessie Louise Cherry, 74, Brownsburg, a lifelong area resident, will be held at 11:30 AM Wednesday in Conkle Speedway Funeral Home.  With burial in Clermont Cemetery.  She died Saturday in Methodist Hospital.  Mrs. Cherry was a member of American Legion Auxiliary #331.  Survivors include, four daughters,  Mrs. Joan Vance  of Avon,  Mrs. Jean Kestler  of Brownsburg,  Mrs. Beverly J. LoPossa  of Plainfield, and  Mrs. Donna Mae Combs  of Brewster, Wash; and six sons,  James W. Cherry  of Zionsville,  Ron Cherry  of Brownsburg,  Tom Cherry  of Franklin,  Richard Cherry  of Clayton, and  Andy  and  William F. Cherry Jr., both of Indianapolis.
Contributed by Nancy Glover
Notes from Nancy:  Jessie Louise Cobb Cherry  was born August 28, 1905 and died March 17, 1979  She is buried in Clermont Cemetery, Clermont, Indiana.


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, September 26, 1978
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Raymond Cherry, 72, Shelbyville died today.  Failing health 1 1/2 years. Born July 24, 1906 in Shelby County, s/o  Albert and Irene (Kelley) Cherry.  Married Dec. 19, 1923 in Shelbyville to  Eva Pope. Survivors:  wife;  2 daughters, Mrs. Ed (Loretta) Cord, Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Walter (Patricia) Siefert, Shelby County; sister, Mrs. Francis (Opal) Stone, Shelbyville and 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A brother, two sisters and a great-grandchild preceded in death.
Retired from farming and the Shelby County Highway Department.
Attended the First Christian Church and belonged to the Shelbyville Masonic Lodge and Naamah Chapter Order of the Eastern Star.
Murphy Mortuary with the Rev. James H. Horner officiating. Burial in the Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, March 7, 1977
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Mrs. Inez J. Cherry, 84, Hendricks Township, Shelbyville.  Died Sunday.  Failing health for some time.
 Ewing Mortuary.  The Rev. James H. Horner.
Burial  in Center Cemetery.
Born Nov. 2, 1892 in Johnson County, d/o  William and Hannah (Hughes) Parker.
Married Aug. 31, 1919 to Claude C. Cherry, who preceded in death July 1, 1976.
Survivors:  daughter, Mrs. David (Catherine) Evans, Hillsdale, Mich., and 8 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A son, Martin Cherry, and a daughter, Mrs. Rita Fern Comstock, preceded in death.
Spent her married life in Shelby County.
Member of the First Christian Church, its Women's Fellowship Group, the Hendricks Township Extension Homemakers Club and the Mount Gilead Aid Society.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, July 29, 1976
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CHERRY
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Mrs. Ethel Cherry, 79, Englewood, Calif., died Wednesday morning.  Ill health several months.
Former Shelbyville resident.
Born Feb. 6, 1897 in Shelbyville, d/o  Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hurst.
Married Oct. 24, 1920 in Shelbyville  Robert Cherry. He died Jan. 28, 1937. Surviving:  son, Harold at home; a sister, Mrs. Lawrence (Marie) Fisher, and a brother, George Hurst, both of Columbus, Ohio.
Services Glendale, Calif.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, July 2, 1976
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Claude C[urtis] Cherry, 88, died Thursday. Resident and farmer most of his life in Hendricks Township.
Served two terms as Shelby County Clerk from 1928-1936.
Taught school for eight years at Bengal, Smithland and White Schools; rural mail carrier 7 years.
Member of the First Christian Church, where he was a life elder.
Member of Shelbyville I.O.O.F. Lodge.
Born in Hendricks Township Nov. 28, 1887, s/o  Martin and Jennie (Shaw) Cherry.
Married  Fern McCain  on Feb. 20, 1909, and she died Dec. 27, 1917. On Aug. 31, 1919, he married  Inez Parker.
Survivors:  daughter, Mrs. David (Catherine) Evans, Hillsdale, Mich.; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren, 1 brother, Russell Cherry, Shelbyville. A son, Martin Cherry, and daughter, Mrs. Rita Fern Comstock  preceded in death.
Ewing Mortuary, with the Rev. James H. Horner officiating. Burial  Second Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, December 26, 1975
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MRS. CHERRY  DIES  AT  76
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Mrs. Helen M[arguerite] Cherry, 76, Sarasota, Fla., died Thursday.
City native and former Glenwood area resident; moved to Sarasota in 1968.
With husband, Len, owned and operated The Farm Store in Glenwood from 1950-1968.
Member Glenwood United Methodist Church. Born in Shelbville April 1, 1899, d/o  Lewis A. and Marguerite (Mook) Goodrich.
Married Feb. 11, 1920, to L. F. Cherry and he died May 11, 1970.
Survivors:  2 sons, Forrest E. Cherry, Rushville, and Francis L. Cherry, Sarasota, Fla.; 2 daughters, Mrs. John (Vivian) Haymond, Waldron, and  Mrs. Hollis (Marian) Fulton, Glenwood; 9 grandchildren, 1 step-grandchild, 11 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Frank (Mildred) Yarling, Anderson.
(Tentative) Moster and Sons Mortuary in Rushville.
Entombment:  East Hill Shrine Mausoleum.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, September 15, 1975
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Martin M. Cherry, 53, Shelbyville, well known local businessman and former Shelby County Treasurer, died suddenly Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at his home on the Old Franklin Road.  In failing health one year.
Resident of Shelby County all his life; farming; employed with the Indiana State Board of Accounts (appointed Jan. 3, 1961, after serving a term from 1956-1960 as county treasurer). Served as an Army first lieutenant in the field artillery in World War II and was a veteran of the Korean conflict.
Member of the First Christian Church and Victory Post, American Legion.
Carmony Funeral Home, with the Rev. James H. Horner officiating.
Born March 27, 1922, in Hendricks township, s/o  Claude C. and Inez (Parker) Cherry.
Married  Lois J. Long  on April 27, 1944.
Survivors:  wife;  parents, Shelbyville; two sons, Stephen M. Cherry, Pendleton, and  James K. Cherry, a student at Indiana State University; one daughter, Mrs. Scott (Ann) Baker, West Lafayette, and one sister, Mrs. David (Catherine) Evans, Hillsdale, Mich.
One sister preceded in death.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, June 27, 1970
(daily paper)
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RITES  SET  FOR  ERNEST  CHERRY
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Ernest Cherry, 73, Rushville, died today at 4:30 a.m. in Rush Memorial Hospital, Rushville.
Burial will be in Forest Hill cem,  Rev. Summer L. Walters officiating. 
Resided in Rushville for the past 15 years.
Born in Shelby County Nov. 7, 1896, s/o  William S. and Mollie (Runk) Cherry.
Surviving:  several cousins, including  Mrs. Frances Anderson  of Shelbyville.
Moster and Sons Mortuary in Rushville.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Sarasota  Herald - Tribune
Wednesday, May 13, 1970
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LEONARD  F. CHERRY
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          Leonard Franklin Cherry, 72, of 2069 Hawthorne St., died Monday evening at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Indiana and had been a winter resident of Sarasota for the past 15 years, coming from Glenwood, Ind.
          He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Shelbyville, Ind., the B.P.O.E. of Rushville, Ind. and the F.O.E. of Connersville, Ind.
          He leaves his widow,  Mrs. Helen M. Cherry  of Sarasota; two daughters,  Mrs. Hollis Fulton  and  Mrs. John Haymond,  both of Waldron, Ind.; two sons,  Gee  of Rushville, Ind. and  Francis L.  of Sarasota; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be held in Rushville, Ind., with Moster and Sons Mortuary handling arrangements.  Burial will be in East Hill Cemetery.  Toale Brothers' Colonial Chapel, 40 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota, is handling local arrangements.
Contributed by John Ballard


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, May 12, 1970
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L. F. CHERRY  DIES  IN  HOSPITAL
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L[eonard] F. Cherry, 72, Glenwood, Ind., and Sarasota, Fla., died Monday, Sarasota Memorial Hospital.  Failing health several weeks.
Resident of Fountaintown from 1929 to 1936.  Later owned and operated the Glenwood Farm Store and the Glenwood elevator several years.
Born April 21, 1898, in Shelby County, s/o  Franklin L. and Nevada (Stephens) Cherry.
Married  Helen Goodrich  on Feb. 11, 1920.
Surviving:  wife;  2 sons, Forrest Cherry, Rushville, and  Francis Cherry, Sarasota, Fla.; 2 daughters, Mrs. John (Vivian) Haymond, Waldron, and  Mrs. Hollis (Marian) Fulton, Glenwood; 9 grandchildren, 1 step-grandchild and 3 great-grandchildren.
Moster and Sons Mortuary in Rushville. The Rev. Robert Garrison will officiate.
Entombment:  Easthill Shrine Mausoleum.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, April 10, 1958
(daily paper)
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DEATH  CLAIMS  FRANK  CHERRY
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Frank B[auer] Cherry, 65, died at Major Hospital this morning.  Ill with a complication of diseases for the past seven months.
Carpenter and contractor.
Lived at the Kennedy Hotel for several years.
Member of the Fenns Christian Church.
Born in Shelby township July 3, 1892, s/o  Stephen D. and Mary (Bauer) Cherry.
Married to  Lora Boger  who preceded in death October 26, 1931.
Surviving:  5 children,  Wray B. Cherry,  Vestal Cherry and  Mrs. John (Jane) Richardson  of this city;  Mrs. Andrew (Eloise) Tucker  of New Albany, and  Master Sergeant Francis Cherry, stationed at Lowry Air Force Base, Denver, Colo;  7 grandchildren.
Murphy Mortuary with Rev. Marvin Isley officiating. Interment:  Lewis Creek Baptist cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, June 16, 1956
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CHERRY RITES TO BE MONDAY
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Albert B. Cherry, 70, died at Major Hospital Friday afternoon
Ewing Mortuary, Rev. C. M. Hager will officiate.
Burial:  Forest Hill cemetery.
Home was at 55 Mildred St.
S/o  William S. and Mollie (Runk) Cherry.
Born April 6, 1887, in this city.
November 8, 1908 he married  Anna Stader, who preceded him in death November 6, 1925.
A brother, Ernest  of Shelbyville, is the only survivor.
Foreman of the Albert Furniture factory, 1928 to 1950.
Employed at the Shelby Lumber Co. as a cabinetmaker.
Member of the First Christian Church.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, December 17, 1953
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FORMER  LOCAL  RESIDENT  DIES
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Lawrence Cherry, 51, native of Shelbyville, died suddenly this morning, 4333 Crittenden Ave., Indianapolis.  Had resided in Indianapolis for 32 years and for 31 years had been employed as a supervisor for the U. S. Rubber Company.
Born on April 21, 1902, the son of  Albert and Irene (Kelley) Cherry.
Survivors:  widow, Grace V. Cherry; one daughter and two sons, Mrs. Maxine E. Hopper  and  Don E. Cherry, both of Indianapolis, and  Cpl. Dean Cherry, stationed at Scott Air Force Base, Ill; 2 sisters and 1 brother, Mrs. Lela Stillabower,  Mrs. Opal Stone  and  Raymond Cherry, all of this city; 2 grandsons, Bobby  and  Billy Hooper.
Member of the Fenns Christian Church.
Harry W. Moore Peace Chapel, 2050 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis.
[Buried in Miller Cem--Sheila Maynor]
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, November 19, 1953
(weekly paper)
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DEATH  CLAIMS  BEN  F. CHERRY
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Ben F. Cherry, 82, 146 John St., died last night at 10:15.  Ill for one year; taken to the hospital yesterday. Born in Shelby township Nov. 11, 1871, s/o  Jesse and Elizabeth (Thralls) Cherry.
Survivors:  sister, Mrs. Cora Deitzer, a niece  Marie Deitzer; 3 nephews, Albert Cherry,  Ernest C. Cherry, Shelbyville, and  Howard F. Deitzer, Long Beach, Cal.;  great-niece, Anita Deitzer Nichols  of near Tipton.
Employed for many years at the former  Walter Haehl  restaurant here and also worked at the Eagles Lodge of which he was a member.
Ewing Mortuary with Rev. Clarence M. Hager officiating. Burial:  Forest Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, February 1, 1951
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MRS. CHERRY  DIES  SUDDENLY
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Mrs. [Irene] Rena Cherry  of 121 Third St., suffered a heart attack and died at the W.S. Major Hospital Saturday;  72 years of age.
D/o  John and Sarah Kelley, born in Ripley county on November 27, 1878; spent the greater part of her life in Shelby county.
1898 married to Albert Cherry  whose death occurred in 1915.  Five children.
A daughter  Helen, preceded her in death.
Survivors:  Mrs. Opal Stone  and  Mrs. Lelia Stillabower  of this city, Lawrence of Indianapolis and  Raymond  of Marion township; one brother, Lee Kelley  of Shelbyville; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Member of the Fenns Christian Church.
Murphy Mortuary  with Rev. C. M. Hager officiaitng.
Interment will be at Forest Hill.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, October 3, 1949
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ARVY  CHERRY  RITES  THURSDAY
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          Ill for the past two years,  Arvy Cherry,  76-year-old Shelby county farmer, died at his home three miles west of Morristown Sunday night at 10:45 o'clock.
          HE  IS  SURVIVED  by the widow,  Sally Tracy Cherry,  and four children.  The children are  Mrs. James Hodgen,  of Morristown;  Mrs. Clarence Jonas  of Greenfield;  Mrs. Ralph Wilhelm  of Charlottesville and  Alonzo Cherry  of San Antonio, Tex.  Also surviving are five grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Stella Kemp of Morristown.
          Funeral rites will be held at the Fountaintown Christian Church Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Henry Wood of New Palestine officiating.  Friends may call at the late home after 6:00 o'clock this evening.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, November 1, 1948
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STEPHEN  CHERRY  SUCCUMBS  HERE
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          Stephen D. Cherry, 88, died unexpectedly at 9:00 p.m. Saturday at the Kennedy hotel where he resided.  He had not been well for several years.  Mr. Cherry had lived at the hotel since last March when his home in Shelby township burned.  Formerly he had been engaged in farming.  Born in Shelby county on Oct. 11, 1860, he was the son of  Eli and Mary (Tomlinson) Cherry.  He was married to  Mary Anne Baure  in 1888. Mrs. Cherry's death occurred in 1915.  Surviving are two sons, Frank B. Cherry, who also resides at the Kennedy hotel, and  Jesse F. Cherry  of Dallas, Tex.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ewing mortuary with the Rev. Clarence Hager officiating.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary at any time.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday May 13, 1948 (Weekly Paper)
Page 1
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NORA  CHERRY  DIES  AT  HOME
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Rites for County native Will Be Held Thursday
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          Mrs. Nora Josephine Cherry,  age 75, died at 6:00 o'clock this morning at her home in Fountaintown.  She had been in failing health for several months
          Mrs. Cherry moved to Fountaintown 11 years ago and had spent the remainder of her life in Union township where she was born on May 15, 1872.  She was the daughter of  Andrew and  Dorothy Hensley.
          On August 8, 1891, she was married to  Chauncey C. Cherry,  who preceded her in death on October 13, 1928.  She is survived by a foster son,  John Pence,  at home; two sisters,  Mrs. Pearlie J. Moore  of Union township and  Mrs. Minnie Hawkins  of Hancock county, and one brother,  Samuel Hensley  of Union township.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Susan Gayle


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Shelbyville, Indiana
(daily paper)
Monday, February 4, 1946
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CHERRY  FUNERAL  IS  THIS  MORNING
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          Funeral services for  Marshall Cherry,  age seventy-six, local painter, will be held today at 10:00 a.m. at the Loren H. Murphy funeral home with Rev. Josephine Huffer officiating.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home.  Mr. Cherry died at the W. S. Major hospital Friday of a complication of diseases.  He was born in Shelby county on May 4, 1869, the son of  William  and  Amanda Lee Cherry. On December 24, 1899, he was married to  Martha C. Barlow, who preceded him in death on June 3, 1929.  The only survivors are a sister, Mrs. Minnie Dunbar, of Indianapolis, and several nieces and nephews.
[Burial:  Forest Hill Cem, Shelbyville, Addison Twp, Shelby Co, Indiana]
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, December 10, 1945
(daily paper)
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ALONZO  CHERRY  DIES  SUDDENLY
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          Alonzo Otto Cherry, age 50, died suddenly at his home in Manilla early Saturday.  Mr. Cherry had been owner and operator of the Manilla Grain Company for the past 20 years and was well-known throughout Shelby and Rush counties.  Born on September 22, 1895, in Shelby township, he was the son of Franklin L. and  Nevada Stephens Cherry.  Mr. Cherry was united in marriage to  Vera Adele Sutherlin, who survives with two daughters by a former marriage, Miss Mavern Cherry  and  Mrs. Janice Lavell, both of Indianapolis; a step-son, Robert H. Sutherlin; a brother, Leonard F. Cherry, of Glenwood; an uncle, Edward Stephens, of this city, and one great aunt, Mrs. Cynthia Jones, also of Shelbyville.  He is also survived by three grandchildren. Mr. Cherry was a member of the Pleasant Grove Christian Church at Fenns, B.P.O.E. No. 457, the Rushville Masonic lodge, the local American Legion post and Forty and Eight.  He was a veteran of World War One.  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today at the late home in Manilla.  Interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of D. E. Carmony.  Friends may call at the late home.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, December 22, 1942
(daily paper)
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COUNTY  NATIVE  IS  DEAD  HERE
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          William Sherman Cherry, age seventy-seven, died Monday at 12:45 p.m. at the W. S. Major hospital following an illness of seven weeks.  Mr. Cherry, who was born in Shelby township on October 21, 1865, the son of  Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Cherry, has spent the greater part of his life in this city.  For 47 years he was employed as a foreman in the cabinet department of the Spiegel Furniture Company and retired in 1841.  He was married in 1885 to Molly Runk, who preceded him in death in February, 1928.  Three sons were born to the union.  One son, Earl, died in childhood and those surviving are  Albert B. and Ernest, of this city.  Other survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Cora Deitzer, of this city, and  Mrs. Jesse Pick, of Missouri; one brother, Ben F. Cherry, of this city, and a niece, Miss Marie Deitzer, also of this city.  Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Charles M. Ewing mortuary with the Rev. J. W. Dickman officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after noon today.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, February 9, 1939
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FUNERAL  TO  BE  HELD  TOMORROW
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          Mrs. Eva [Roberts] Cherry, seventy-six years old, died Wednesday at the Craigmont hospital, Madison, Ind.  She was born in Shelby county September 23, 1862, the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. William Cordell.  The deceased was united in marriage to Clinton Cherry in 1883.  He preceded her in death several years ago.  Two sons were born to this union, one  Omer Cherry, 527 South Miller street, surviving.  Also surviving are four grandchildren and a half-brother, Edward Cordell, Indianapolis.  Mrs. Cherry  was a member of the First Christian church and Royal Neighbors lodge of this city.  The funeral service will be held at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon in the Ewing Chapel, with the Rev. Ernest L. Ford, pastor of the First Christian church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Adams cemetery, in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.

Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, February 24, 1938
(weekly paper)
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FORMER  RESIDENT  DIES  IN  HOSPITAL
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          Funeral services for  Tip Cherry, aged fifty-nine, of Indianapolis, who died Saturday evening at the Methodist hospital, will be held at the Trinity M. E. church Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. with burial in Forest Hill.  Mr. Cherry, whose death was due to pneumonia, moved to Indianapolis fifteen years ago from Shelbyville, where he was a furniture worker.  He worked for a paint company in Indianapolis.  The widow, who was  Maude Thurston  before her marriage to Mr. Cherry, survives with one daughter and two sons,  Alberta,  Tip, Jr.,  and  Marshall, at home and two brothers, Marshall Cherry, of this city, and  Frank Cherry, of Indianapolis, and a sister, Mint Dunbar, of Indianapolis.

Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, November 20, 1937
(daily paper)
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RITES  MONDAY
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        Mrs. Sarah Ellen Cherry,  73, wife of the late  Harvey Cherry, died at the home of her daughter,  Mrs. Ray Tucker, two miles southwest of Shelbyville at 7:50 p.m. Friday following an illness of many years.  Mrs. Cherry was the daughter of  Jonathan and Palina Plunkett  and was born in Clinton county, March 15, 1864.  Her marriage to Mr. Cherry took place Feb. 24, 1886.  Two children, Mrs. Tucker, and  Robert Cherry,  who died Jan. 28, 1937, were born.  Survivors also include one brother,  Robert Plunkett  of Clarkston, Wash. and three grandchildren.  She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Christian church.  Last rites will be held at the C. F. Fix & Son mortuary at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. T. J. Wilson, pastor of the Pleasant Grove church, officiating and burial will be in the Forest Hillcemetery.  Friends may call at the late home any time up to 10 a.m. Monday.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, October 16, 1937
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BABY  DIES
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          George Elliott Cherry, day old son of  Mr. and Mrs. Russell Cherry, of Jackson township, died at the Major hospital at 8:15 p.m. Friday.  Survivors, besides the parents are one sister, Miss Ruth Cherry, at home; the grandparents, Mrs. Frank Snyder, of 22 West South street, and  Martin  and  Jennie Cherry, and several uncles and aunts.  He was the grandson of the late  M. F. Snyder, who died Feb. 9, 1937.  Funeral services were held at the home of the grandmother, Mrs. Snyder, at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. R. A. Ragsdale, pastor of the West Street M. E. church, officiating.  Burial was in the family lot in the Miller cemetery, in charge of C. F. Fix & Son, funeral directors.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, January 28, 1937
(daily paper)
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R. CHERRY  DIES
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          [William] Robert Cherry, about 47, died at his home in Shelby township, two and one-half miles southwest of Shelbyville at one o'clock this afternoon following an illness of two weeks.  Death was caused by pneumonia.  Survivors, besides the widow, Mrs. Ethel Hurst Cherry, are one son, Harold, age 12; the mother, Mrs. Harvey Cherry, and a sister, Mrs. Ray Tucker, both of Shelby township.  Funeral arrangements will be announced in Friday's issue of the Republican by C. F. Fix & Son, funeral directors.
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Friday, January 29, 1937
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PLAN  FUNERAL
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          Funeral services for Robert Cherry, 47, who died at his home in Shelby township, two and one-half miles southwest of this city at one o'clock Thursday afternoon, will be held at the C. F. Fix & Son mortuary at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.  The Rev. Paul Million, pastor of the First Christian church, will officiate and burial will be in the Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.  Mr. Cherry had been ill two weeks suffering from pneumonia.  He was born in Shelby county and was the son of  Harvey  and  Sarah Cherry.  His marriage to Miss Ethel Hurst, who survives took place Oct. 25, 1920. Survivors besides the wife and mother are one son, Harold, 13; and a sister, Mrs. Ray Tucker, of Shelby township. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Christian church.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


Unidentified  Newspaper
1936
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          Susannah Cherry, twelve year old daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cherry  departed this life, Monday January, 13th at 3:30 o’clock, after an illness of about three months.  Funeral was held Thursday afternoon at the M. E. Church, with burial in Clermont Cemetery.
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          We wish to express our deepest thanks to our neighbors, friends and relatives, the churches, business houses, Boy Scouts, to Moore & Kirk for their efficient service, those who gave flowers, the minister, or to all who were so kind to us during the illness and at the time of death of our beloved daughter and sister, Susannah Cherry….THE FAMILY
          The eighth grade class of the Clermont school held exercises Tuesday evening, April 27th, at the school.  There were eighteen pupils who received promotion certificates.
          The class history was written and read by Florence Cox. The prophecy was written and read by  Martin Hiland.
          The class will was written and read by Barbara Brown.
          Mary Fox  read a poem entitled "Class of 1937" written by  Elvira Hiland.
          Miss Sylvia Harrison  played "Near the Cross" doing a memorial service for SUSAN CHERRY, who passed away January 13, 1936.  Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cherry sent a basket of roses, a rose to be given to each pupil in memory of SUSAN who has gone to that City not made with hands.
Contributed by Nancy Glover
Notes from Nancy:  Susannah was born January 25, 1923.  She was the daughter of  William Fred and Jessie Louise Cherry. 


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, October 26, 1931
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COUNTY  RESIDENT  SUCCUMBS  TODAY
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          Mrs. Lora Bernice Cherry, wife of  Frank B. Cherry, died at her home, four miles southwest of Shelbyville, at 9:45 o'clock Monday morning at the age of 41 years.  She had been ill since last February of a complication of diseases.
          Mrs. Cherry was born August 20, 1890, in Noble township, the daughter of  Louis and Armita Boger.  On January 28, 1915, she was married to Mr. Cherry and five children were born to this union.  The husband and children,  Mary Elouise,  Lora Jane,  Frances Louis,  Ray Boger  and  Jesse Vestal  survive.  The deceased also leaves the parents,  Mr. and Mrs. Louis Boger,  of Shelby township; three brothers,  Russell,  Fred  and  Geral Boger, all of Shelby township; one sister,  Mrs. Nellie Howe,  of this city, and the aged grandmother,  Mrs. Fannie Thompson,  of Rush county.
          Mrs. Cherry became a member of the Lewis Creek Baptist church early in life.  She was a loyal member of the congregation.  Funeral services will be held at this church Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock with the Rev. C. B. Atkinson, of the Waldron Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Hill cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix and Son.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, April 7, 1930
Page 8, column 1
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DEATH  SUMMONS  WILLIAM  CHERRY
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Lifelong County Resident Died At Home In Fairland Early This Morning
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WAS  79  YEARS  OF  AGE
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          William Cherry, lifelong resident of Shelby county, died this morning at two o'clock at his home in Fairland at the age of 79 years.  He had been in ill health for sometime with a complication of diseases.  The deceased was born September 7, 1850.  His marriage to  Miss Flora Roberts  took place on July 4, 1880, and six children were born to them.  Mr. Cherry had been a carpenter and had spent his entire lifetime in the Fairland community.  He was a member of the Fairland Baptist church.  He leaves the widow; four sons, Frank,  Claude  and  Arthur Cherry, of Fairland;  Rollin Cherry, of this city; one daughter, Mrs. Goldie Oldham, of Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. Jane Norvell  and  Mrs. Phoeba Mann, of Fairland.  Ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 O'clock at the home.  Burial will be in the Fairland cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, March 19, 1930
(daily paper)
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COUNTY RESIDENT DIED LAST NIGHT
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          The death of  Clint* Cherry  occurred at his home in Shelby township, on Tuesday night at ten o'clock.  He had been ill for sometime with a complication of diseases.  Mr. Cherry was seventy years of age.  He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Eva Roberts Cherry, one son, Omer Cherry, of near Shelbyville, and three grandchildren.  He also leaves three brothers, William,  Marshal  and  T. Cherry, of Shelby county, and one sister, Mrs. Minnie Dunbar.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock in the chapel at the Forest Hill cemetery.  Carmony Bros. are the funeral directors in charge.

* Family note: Given name is  Louis Clinton. - NVG
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday January 29, 1930
Page 6 column 1
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SHELBY  WOMAN  DIES  SUDDENLY
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Long Resident of County, Succumbs at Home
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WAS  LOYAL  CHURCH  WORKER
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          Mrs. Jennie F. Cherry, 65 years old, widow of  Martin Cherry, died at her country home, three miles west of Shelbyville at three o’clock this morning as a result of an attack of acute indigestion.
          She was the mother of  Claude C. Cherry, clerk of the Shelby Circuit Court, and  Russell M. Cherry, of Jackson township.  Her death was sudden and unexpected as she had been up all day Tuesday, apparently in good health, and had eaten a hearty supper last night.
          Mrs. Cherry was born in Jackson township November 24, 1864, the daughter of  John and  Celina Shaw, and one of a family of five children. Her marriage to Martin Cherry took place October 20, 1885, in a double wedding with Mr. and Mrs. George Cortelyou.  Her husband died November 29, 1920.
          For thirty years Mrs. Cherry had taught in Shelby county schools and had been highly successful in this work. Early in life she was enrolled in the normal school class taught by the late Prof. F.H.B. Treadway, which class included twenty-two members, most of whom are now living. All of Mrs. Cherry’s life had been spent in Shelby county and for the past forty years she had lived in the home in which her death occurred. A granddaughter, Miss Rita Fern Cherry, had lived at this home with her since the death of her mother.
          Mrs. Cherry was a member of the First Christian church of Shelbyville for many years, and was a Sunday school teacher there. Besides the two sons she leaves three brothers,  James and  Harry Shaw, both of Shelbyville, and  Thomas Shaw, of Indianapolis. Four granddaughters,  Rita Fern Cherry,  Catherine Elizabeth,  Meredith Martin  and  Ruth Magdalene Cherry, also survive.
          The funeral services will be held at the First Christian church Friday morning at eleven o’clock following a short service at the home at 10:15 a.m. Rev. Paul Million will officiate. Interment will be made in the family lot in Forest Hill cemetery. C. F. Fix & Son are the funeral directors in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff and Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, August 6, 1929
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HEART  TROUBLE  CAUSE  OF  DEATH
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Frank L. Cherry, Formerly Fenns Community Resident
Died Early Today
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HOLD  FUNERAL  THURSDAY
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          Frank L. Cherry, age sixty-two, widely known in Shelby county, died Tuesday morning at two-thirty o'clock at the home of a son, Leonard Cherry, in VanBuren township, east of Fountaintown.  His death was caused by heart trouble.  Mr. Cherry had been in ill health for some time, but Monday he had been up and about the house and ran the farm as usual.
          He was born in Shelby county on September 22, 1866.  On November 9, 1890, he was married to Miss Nevada Stevens.  She died in June, 1903.  Mr. Cherry had been a farmer most of his life, and had lived in the Fenn's Station community until he had retired several years ago.  Since that time he had been making his home with his sons.  He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Christian Church at Fenns.  Mr. Cherry is survived by two sons, Leonard, at whose home he died, and Alonzo, of near Manilla; three daughters,  Mrs. Fannie Drager,  Mrs. Phoebe Drager, and  Mrs. Cynthia Jones, all of Shelbyville; and a brother,  James L. Cherry, of Shelbyville.  Six grandchildren also survive.  Funeral services will be held at the Pleasant Grove church Thursday afternoon at two-thirty o'clock, following short services at the home.  The Rev. Clay Brown, of Milroy, will officiate.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery, Carmony Brothers in charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff



The  Shelbyville  Republican
Shelbyville, Indiana (daily paper)
Monday, June 3, 1929
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FATALLY  HURT  IN  ACCIDENT
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          Mrs. Martha Cherry, age fifty-eight, wife of  Marshall Cherry, 836 East  Franklin street, was fatally injured about nine-fifteen o'clock this morning  when struck by an east bound Indianapolis and Southeastern Railroad Company car.  The accident occurred at the intersection of the Public Square and South  Harrison street.  Mrs. Cherry was taken to the Major Memorial hospital in the  Ewing ambulance.  She died at noon.  Physicians worked with her for several hours  in an effort to save her life.
          Mrs. Cherry was born May 23, 1871.  She was  widely known in the city.  Besides the husband she leaves a sister, Mrs. Frank  Thompson, of Shelbyville, and two brothers, Harry Barlow  and  James Barlow, both  of Shelbyville.  She was a member of the Trinity Methodist Episcopal church.  The body was taken to the home this afternoon.  Funeral arrangements will be  announced later by Charles M. Ewing.  An examination by physicians showed that  Mrs. Cherry had suffered a fracture of the skull, an injury to her neck, and  had several fractured ribs.  A large cut was made on her head.  She was  conscious when taken to the hospital and retained consciousness when taken into the  operating room.  Mrs. Cherry is believed to have become confused when crossing  the street.  She had the right of way when she started across the street, it  was said, but the signal changed before she had completed the crossing.  An  automobile was stalled at one end of the safety zone, and other machines, in  passing this car, drove into the safety zone.  A truck of the  LaBarbera  company  passed at the time, and it is believed that Mrs. Cherry became confused.  She  stepped back and directly in the path of the interurban which was traveling at  a slow rate of speed.  George Gunning  of Shelbyville, was the motorman in  charge of the car.  Charles Goebel, assistant chief of police, notified Mr. Cherry  of the accident.  The husband was found at work at the residence of Mrs. Frank Whitcomb, in West Washington street.
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Ibid.
Tuesday, June 4, 1929
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CHERRY FUNERAL WEDNESDAY
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          Funeral services for  Mrs. Martha Cherry, who was fatally injured when  struck by an Indianapolis and Southeastern Railroad Company car Monday morning,  will be held at the Trinity Methodist Episcopal church Wednesday afternoon at  3:30 o'clock.  The Rev. Josephine B. Campbell will officiate.  Interment will  be in the Forest Hill cemetery, Charles M. Ewing in charge.
[Burial:  Forest Hill Cem]
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday October 13, 1928
Page 1 column 2
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DEATH  OCCURS  TODAY
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Chauncey Cherry, Age 78, Passes Away
At Home In Union Township
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          Chauncey Cherry, about 70 years of age, died at 11:30 o'clock this morning at his home in Union township. He leaves the widow, and two half-brothers, Theodore  and  Joseph Moore, both of Carthage.
          Mr. and Mrs. Cherry had no children.  A more complete obituary and announcement of the funeral arrangements will be made Monday by Carmony Brothers of Manilla, the funeral directors in charge.
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Ibid.
Monday October 14, 1928
Page 5 column 4
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          Funeral services for Chauncey Cherry, age sixty-five, who died Saturday at his home in Union township, were held this afternoon at the Little Blue River Baptist church.  The Rev. I. B. Morgan officiated.  Burial was made in the Bennett Cemetery, with Carmony Brothers in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Susan Gayle


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, February 16, 1928
(daily paper)
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LOCAL  WOMAN  DIES  AT  HOME
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          Mrs. Mollie Cherry, wife of  W. S. Cherry, died at her home at 55 Mildred street, early this morning.  Mrs. Cherry had been ill for the past three weeks from a complication of diseases.  She had been in failing health for the past three years.  Mrs. Cherry was 59 years of age at the time of her death, having been born April 3, 1868.  She was a daughter of  John and Margaret Runk.  She was born in Moral township and had been a resident of Shelbyville for the past forty-three years.  She was married in 1883 to W. S. Cherry; three children were born to this union, two of whom survive.  They are  Albert Cherry, 58 Mildred street, and  Ernest Cherry, also of Shelbyville.  The other son, Earl, died in 1895.  Mrs. Cherry is survived by the husband, W. S. Cherry; three sisters, Mrs. Charles B. Johnson  of 216 East Pennsylvania street; Mrs. Margaret Oldfield, 110 John street, and  Mrs. Samuel Wagoner  of Rushville.  Mrs. Cherry was a member of the East Franklin Street Evangelical church.  She was also a member of Kiowa council No. 76 of the Degree of Pocahontas, who will particiapte in the funeral services.  Funeral services will be conducted at the late home at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon by the Rev. D. E. Warner.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix & Son.  Friends may call at the late home any time until the hour of the funeral.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, November 13, 1926
(daily paper)
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MAD  DOG  BITE  CAUSES  DEATH
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          The first death from hydrophobia in this county in many years was recorded when  Harvey Cherry, 63 years old, prominent and highly esteemed Shelby township farmer, died at his home at 8:15 o'clock last night after two days of violent suffering as a result of a mad dog bite received about six weeks ago.  He was brought to this city Thursday afternoon to consult the family physician, and was taken very ill on the way home.  Since then the doctors have been unable to do anything to relieve his suffering.  He was born on the farm where he died, August 12, 1863, the son of  Andrew and Catherine Cherry.  He was married Feb. 24, 1887 to  Sarah Ellen Plunkitt, who survives.  He is survived by two children, Mrs. Ray Tucker, of Addison township and  Robert Cherry  of Marion township, and also three grandchildren.  He had nine brothers and sisters, five of whom are living:  Mrs. James Cherry, of Hendricks township;  Frank Cherry, of Shelby township;  Mrs. Fannie Drager, of Shelby township;  Mrs. Phoebe Drager, of Addison township and  Mrs. Cyntha Jones  of Indianapolis.  Mr. Cherry was a member of the Pleasant Grove Christian church near his home for many years, and leaves a large circle of friends and acquaintances besides his family to mourn his death.  The funeral will be held at the home in Shelby township, at two o'clock Monday afternoon with the Rev. T. J. Wilson of the First Christian church officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery with C. F. Fix and Son, funeral directors in charge.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, April 30, 1926
(daily paper)
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PIONEER  CITIZEN  OF
COUNTY  DIES
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          Mrs. Ella Clara Cherry,  wife of  James L. Cherry, died last night at her home, seven miles west of Shelbyville, after an illness of two years.  She was 66 years old and had lived in Shelby county all her life.  Mrs. Cherry, who was the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. John Shaw, pioneer residents of the county, was at one time a student in the Shelbyville high school.  She was married to Mr. Cherry in 1879.  She was active in church work, being a member of the Second Mt. Pleasant Baptist church.  Surviving Mrs. Cherry are the husband and two daughters, Mrs. Gordon Thurston, of Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Jesse C. McCain, of Indianapolis; three grandchildren, Norman Thurston, of Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Francis Lanahan  and  Miss Justine McCain, both of Indianapolis; two great-grandchildren, James Robert Lanahan  and  Thomas Earl Lanahan, both of Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. James Cherry, who lives west of Shelbyville, and three brothers, James O. Shaw  and  Harry W. Shaw, both of Shelbyville, and  Thomas H. Shaw, of Indianapolis.  Funeral services will be held at the Second Mt. Pleasant church at 11 o'clock Sunday morning.  The Rev. A. C. Murphy will conduct the services and burial will be in [Second] Mt. Pleasant cemetery [Johnson Co, IN].  C. F. Fix & Son are in charge of the funeral.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Friday April 30, 1926
Page 2 column 1
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WIDELY  KNOW  WOMAN
DIED  ON  THURSDAY
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Mrs. Ella Clara Cherry,
Died at Home in Hendricks Township
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          Mrs. Ella Clara Cherry, wife of  James L. Cherry and a life-long resident of Shelby county, passed away at 5 o’clock Thursday afternoon at her home in Hendricks township, following an extended illness due to diabetes and a complication of diseases. Mrs. Cherry was one of the best know women in the community and the announcement of her death is the cause of deep and sincere mourning.
          She had suffered from diabetes and the complications for the past two years, but prior to that time, her health had been excellent. She had lived an active and cheerful life and her activity had been devoted to her home and church.
          Funeral services will be conducted at 11 o’clock Sunday morning from the Second Mount Pleasant Baptist church, with the Rev. A. E. Murphy, pastor of the church officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, in charge of C. F. Fix & Son, funeral directors.
          Mrs. Cherry was a daughter of the late  John and  Selena Shaw, and was born in Jackson township, October 2, 1859, being at the time of death, sixty-six years, six months and twenty-seven days old. Her entire lifetime had been spent in Shelby county, receiving an education in the public schools of the county and at Shelbyville high school. She had always been interested in educational affairs and was also active in affairs of the Second Mount Pleasant church in which she was a member.
          On January 30, 1879, she was united in marriage to James L. Cherry, who survives. Besides the husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. Gordon Thurston, of this city, and Mrs. Jesse McCain, of Indianapolis, one sister,  Mrs. Jennie Cherry, of west of this city, three brothers,  James O. and  Harry W. Shaw, of this city and  Thomas B. Shaw, of Indianapolis, three grandchildren,  Norman Thurston, of this city,  Mrs. Francis Lanahan  and  Miss Justine McCain, of Indianapolis, and two great-grandchildren,  James Robert and  Thomas Earl Lanahan, of Indianapolis.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, November 16, 1925
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MRS. ANNA  CHERRY  DIED  EARLY  TODAY
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          Mrs. Anna Marie Cherry, wife of  Albert B. Cherry, died this morning at 3:30 o'clock at her home, 58 Mildred street, of a complication of diseases. Mrs. Cherry had been in failing health for more than a year and had been in a serious condition for the past three months.  She was the daughter of  David and Missouri Stader  and was born February 14, 1886 in Bartholomew county and was 38 years old at the time of her death.  She was married to Mr. Cherry on November 26, 1908 and he with the mother, Mrs. Missouri Stader, of Shelbyville, and five sisters and two brothers survive.  They are  Mrs. Bessie Ham,  Mrs. Carl Bushfield,  Mrs. Carl Denny,  Miss Bunell Stader,  Louie Stader  and  Elba William Stader, all of Shelbyville, and  Mrs. John Shofield, of Urbana, Ill.  The deceased was a member of the First M. E. church of this city and of Kiowa Council, No. 76 Degree of Pocahontas, which will particiapte in the funeral services.  The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the C. F. Fix and Son funeral home with Rev. L. T. Freeland officiating.  Interment will be made in Forest Hill. Friends may call Tuesday and Wednesday.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, September 18, 1925
(daily paper)
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DEATH OCCURRED THIS AFTERNOON
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          [Harrison T.] Harry Cherry, age fifty, a native of Shelby county, died this afternoon at 1:25 o'clock at the Major Memorial Hospital, following an operation for appendicitis.  Mr. Cherry was taken sick last Friday, and on Wednesday was moved to the hospital.  He was a son of  Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Cherry, and was born in Shelby county May 26, 1875.  Most of his life had been spent on a farm in Shelby county.  He was a member of the local Tribe of Red Men. Members of that order will take part in the funeral services.  Mr. Cherry leaves three sisters, Mrs. Ella Stafford  and  Mrs. Ed Deitzer, both of this city, and  Mrs. Ed Rick, of St. Louis; and two brothers, Sherman and Benjamin Cherry, both of Shelbyville.  The body was moved to the funeral home of Mrs. Mary M. Tindall in South Harrison street today.  Funeral services will be held there Monday afternoon at two-thirty o'clock, the Rev. L. C. Murr officiating.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, January 28, 1922
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AGED  LADY  DIED  FRIDAY  EVENING
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          Mrs. Ida E[llen Andrews] Cherry, age sixty-three years, widow of  William Cherry, died Friday evening at five-fifteen o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Voories Fix, six miles south of Shelbyville, in Shelby township.  Her death was caused by a complication of diseases, with which she had suffered for more than a year.  Her condition had been critical for the last four weeks.  Mrs. Cherry was a native of Shelby county.  She was a daughter of  James E. Andrews, and was born in Shelby township in September, 1858.  Mr. and Mrs. Cherry lived in Shelby township for a number of years.  Since the death of her husband several years ago, Mrs. Cherry had been living with her children.  She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Christian church at Fenns.  She is survived by two children, Mrs. Fix at whose home she died, and  Mrs. Walter Griffey, of this city.  One son, Albert Cherry, died about eitht years ago.  Eight grandchildren also survive her.  Funeral services will be conducted at the home of Mrs. Walter Griffey in this city, Monday afternoon at two o'clock.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery. Fix & Son in charge.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, November 29, 1920
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MARTIN  CHERRY  DIED  MONDAY  A.M.
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          Martin A. Cherry, age fifty-nine years, died Monday morning at two o'clock at his home, three miles west of Shelbyville.  His death was caused by paralysis.  Mr. Cherry had been ill for some time.  His condition had been critical since October.  He was the son of  Andrew  and  Catherine Cherry, and was born May 12, 1861, in Shelby township.  Mr. Cherry had lived all of his life in this county.  He was married to  Miss Jennie Shaw  on October 20, 1885.  For a number of years Mr. Cherry taught school in this county.  When a young man he had united with the Pleasant Grove Christian church, but for twenty years had been a member of the Christian church, in this city.  He was also a member of the local lodge of Knights of Pythias, which order will particiapte in the funeral services.  He had served his township as a member of the advisory board for twenty years.  Mr. Cherry is survived by his widow, two sons, Claude Cherry, a school teacher of Hendricks township and  Russell Cherry, of Jackson township; three granddaughters, Rita Fern Cherry,  Ruth Magdeline Cherry; and  Catherine Elizabeth Cherry, three brothers, James Cherry of Hendricks township, and  Harve Cherry  and  Frank Cherry, of Shelby township; and three sisters, Mrs. Jacob Drager, of Shelby township;  Mrs. Phoebe Drager, Addison township; and  Mrs Cynthia Jones, of Indianapolis.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two-thirty o'clock in the Christian church here, the Rev. Matt S. Decker officiating.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery, Stewart and Fix in charge.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, September 8, 1919
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DIED  FROM  INJURIES
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          Miss Helen [Marie] Cherry, nine years old, daughter of  Mrs. Rena Cherry, one mile north of Fenns, died at 9:30 o'clock last night at the home of her great grandmother, Mrs. Martha Andrews, of Fenns, from injuries received Saturday morning, when she was kicked by a horse, she was harnessing.  The child and her mother had been visiting with the grandmother Saturday morning.  When they were ready to return home, the girl left her mother to get a horse and buggy from home to bring the mother.  It was after the girl had harnessed the horse and as she was about to place it in the shafts, that it kicked her, the blow striking the child squarely on the abdomen.  Her screams soon brought her sister, Mrs. Ralph Stillabower, to her aid, and she was taken to the home of her great grandmother in Fenns.  Dr. B. G. Keeney, of this city was called and attended the child.  Up until a late hour Sunday afternoon it was thought the girl would recover from the injuries.  The horse, which the girl was harnessing, was known to possess an evil disposition and it was necessary in most cases to carry a stick when near it.  Besides the mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, the little girl leaves two sisters,  Mrs. Ralph Stillabower, of Shelby township, and  Opal Cherry  at home; and two brothers, Lawrence  and  Raymond, both at home.  The body of the child was moved this morning to the home of the mother, on the Columbus pike, south of Shelbyville, where funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery, Stewart and Fix in charge.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, January 3, 1918
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MANY  UNITED  IN
TRIBUTE  SUNDAY
TO  BELOVED  DEAD
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Funeral Services Showed
Tender Regard in Which
Mrs. Claude C. Cherry
Was Held By Friends
and Relatives
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(From Monday's Daily.)
          Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon for  Mrs. Gradie Fern Cherry,  wife of  Claude C. Cherry,  were attended by friends and relatives of the beloved young matron from all over the county and there were a number of relatives present from a distance.  A large floral offering gave further evidence of the tender regard in which she was held by friends and relatives alike.
          Brief services were held at the residence, 303 Hendricks street, at one o'clock, consisting of songs and a prayer by the Rev. W. E. Carroll, and the cortage then proceeded to the Christian church at Bengal, where the regular services were held, after which burial was made in the Second Mt. Pleasant cemetery           At the church the Rev. Mr. Carroll gave a brief oration that was not only a eulogy to the beloved dead, but to every person who dies a chirstian after a life of noble deeds and thoughts.
          Mrs. Cherry and her husband had long been active in the work of the church at Bengal.  The building was crowded and at times there seemed to be not a dry eye in the church, so great was the grief over the untimely death of one whom they had all known and loved because of her sunny disposition and her unselfish service for the good of the community.
          Three young women who were intimate friends of the departed carried the flowers -- Mrs. Millard White,  Mrs. Wallace Billingsley  and  Mrs. Mary Sparks.  The pall-bearers were  Misses Leone and  Lillian Stephens,  Mollie Scott,  Inez Parker,  Esther Phillips  and  Treca Conner.  The songs at the church were given by a mixed quartet, with  Miss Hazel Timney  at the piano.
          Among those from a distance attending the services at the home and the church were  Mrs. Clyde Linkinfelter,  Finly;  Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Estell,  Carthage;  Mrs. Vernon Drago,  Mr. and Mrs. Cecil McCain,  Jesse C. McCain  and family and  Joseph and  Fred McCain,  Indianapolis.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, December 28, 1917
(daily paper)
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          Mrs. Gradia F. Cherry,  wife of  Claude Cherry,  died Thursday evening at her home, 303 West Hendricks street this city, her age being only 27 years.  Mrs. Cherry was a sufferer from heart disease, this being the cause of her death.
          She was the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. John F. McCain,  of near Bengal, in Hendricks township where Mrs. Cherry was born and reared.  Her father was very prominent in the affairs of his township.
          Mr. and Mrs. Cherry were married in Indianapolis where her parents then lived, but have lived in Shelbyville for some time.  The had one child, a daughter seven years old.  After their marriage they resided in the neighborhood of the "log store" known as Jones' Crossing.  She was a very popular woman in Hendricks township and was well thought of by all who knew her.
          She was a member of the Christian church of Bengal where she was recognized as a prominent worker and helper in the Sunday school as well as in the church.
          Her brothers are  Cecil  and  Jesse McCain, of Indianapolis, and  Paul McCain, of Hendricks township.
          Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Bengal Christian church, the Rev. W. E. Carroll officiating.  Burial will be made in the Second Mt. Pleasant cemetery.  Wilson and Ewing in charge.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, June 17, 1915
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EX-COUNTY  OFFICIAL
DIED  THIS  MORNING
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from the daily of Thursday, June 10
          Thomas J. Cherry, 89 years old, one of the widely known residents of the county and an ex-county recorder, died at the home of his adopted daughter, Mrs. Joshua Clark, 250 east Franklin street, at eight-forty-five o'clock this morning, from a complication of diseases.  He had been failing for the last nine months, but he was not forced to take his bed until two weeks ago.  His suffering had been terrible, but he bore it all without a word of complaint.  When he realized that he could not get well he expressed himself as being willing to go and meet his Savior and join his dear ones that had preceded him to the great beyond.  Deceased was married to  Phoebe A. Larrison, March 27, 1845, and their life together had been one of much happiness.  She passed into the higher life October 5, 1892.  Mr. Cherry was a good christian man, always walking in the light of his Master.  He did not hold membership in any church, but attended services at all of them.  While his wife lived he attended the Christian church more than any of the others, she being a member of the First Christian church of this city.  While an official of this county he served his people well, proving to them that the trust they had placed in him had not been for naught.  He was a democrat of the old school and was a hard worker for his party.  Besides the daughter at whose home he died, deceased is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary Amos, of Hendricks township.  Funeral arrangements will be announced by Marshall G. Tindall.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, June 11, 1915
(daily paper)
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THOMAS J. CHERRY'S FUNERAL
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          The funeral of the late  Thomas J. Cherry  will be held at the Christian church Sunday afternoon at two o'clock.  The service will be conducted by the Rev. W. E. Carroll, the pastor.  The interment will be in the City cemetery*.  Mr. Cherry spent a great deal of his time in reading and writing.  He held well defined views on many subjects.  For some time he was preparing his autobiography, having completed it to the point of leaving a blank for the time of his death.  The understanding is that this is to be read at his funeral services, it expressing his views of life and the future.
* Family note:  unmarked grave.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, May 6, 1915
from the Daily of Wednesday
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YOUNG  FARMER  DEAD
OF  SPINAL  TROUBLE
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          Albert C.* Cherry,  38 years old, a prominent Shelby township farmer, died unexpectedly at Fenns at three o'clock Tuesday afternoon, at the home of his mother,  Mrs. Ida Cherry,  and her mother,  Mrs. Martha Andrews,  where he had gone early in the morning to spend the day.  His death was caused by spinal trouble from which he had been suffering for several months, but he was feeling very much better during the past few days and was in exceptionally good spirits Tuesday morning.  His body was removed to his own home north of Fenns last evening in the Stewart & Fix ambulance.  Mr. Cherry had always followed farming and was living on a farm owned by his mother.  He had many acquaintances in this city and the south part of the county and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him.  During his prolonged illness his neighbors and other friends had given expression to their appreciation of his character and standing in the community by showing him kindness in many ways, even to the extent of assisting in managing the work on the farm.  All who knew him will be saddened by his untimely death.  All of Mr. Cherry's life had been spent in the Fenns community.  He was born in Shelby township, March 7, 1877.  His father was the late William Cherry.  He was married sixteen years ago to  Miss Rena Kelly.  Five children were born to the union and all of them survive. They are  Lela,  Lawrence,  Raymond,  Helen and  Opal, the last being only three months old.  He also leaves two sisters,  Mrs. Voris M. Fix,  of Hendricks township, and  Mrs. Walter Griffey,  of this city. Mr. Cherry was a faithful member of the Pleasant Grove Christian church near his home, and was a member of the Modern Woodmen.  The funeral services will be held at the residence at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon, the Rev. Don A. McKinnon, of Indianapolis, officiating.  The Modern Woodmen will take part in the burial ceremonies.  The interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery.  Stewart & Fix, funeral directors.
* Family note:  Given name is Albertus E.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Indianapolis  Star
May 6, 1915
Page 4   Column 3
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         SHELBYVILLE -- Albert Cherry,  35 years old, is dead in Shelby Township.  His widow, two sons, two daughters, mother and two sisters survive.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, April 8, 1915
(daily paper)
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MRS. STEPHEN D. CHERRY
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          Mrs. Stephen D. [Anna May Bauer] Cherry, aged fifty-six years, died Wednesday evening at five-twenty-five o'clock at her home in Shelby township, south of this city.  Her death was caused by cancer with which she had suffered for the past five years.  Mrs. Cherry had been a resident of Shelby township for a number of years and was well acquainted in that part of the county.  During her illness friends were ready and willing to assist the family in every way that was possible.  She leaves her husband, two sons, Jesse  and  Frank B.; one brother, Frank Bower, of this county, and two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Schwall, of Kokomo, and  Mrs. Jacob Kuhn, of Cincinnati.  The funeral services of Mrs. Cherry will be held at the German church in this city Sunday afternoon, the cortege leaving the home at one o'clock.  The services will be conducted by the Rev. Caldemeyer and the interment will be in Forest Hill in charge of M. G. Tindall.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, November 8, 1913
(daily paper)
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JESSE CHERRY
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          Jesse Cherry, aged seventy-seven years, on October 13th last, died Saturday morning at two o'clock in Shelby township.  His death was caused by hardening of the arteries and heart trouble.  Mr. Cherry had been ill for some time.  His body was brought to the undertaking establishment of M. G. Tindall in South Harrison street, where it was prepared for burial.  Mr. Cherry was well known in this city and throughout the county.  He was a resident of this city for about nine years.  His wife died thirty years ago.  He is survived by three sons, William S. and  Benjamin F., of this city, and  Harry T., of Boggstown; three daughters, Mrs. Ella Stafford, of Hendricks township;  Mrs. Ed Deitzer, of this city;  Mrs. Jessie Rick, of St. Louis, Mo.; one brother, Thomas Cherry, of this city, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Amos  of Shelby township.  The funeral services will be held at the undertaking parlors of M. G. Tindall, No. 510 South Harrison street, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.  Rev. S. J. Cross, of the West Street M. E. church, officiating.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of M. G. Tindall.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, February 25, 1912
page 4, column 2
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DEATHS  AND  FUNERALS
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          Mrs. Rachel Cherry, aged eighty-one years, died at the home of her nephew, John Brown, in Walker township, Rush county, at 12:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, following an attack of paralysis which overcame her early Tuesday morning.  Mrs. Cherry lost consciousness immediately following the stroke and remained in that condition until her death.  Dr. G.T. Inlow, of Blue Ridge, was called to attend the aged lady and was at her bedside when she died.  Mrs. Cherry had spent the greater part of her life in Walker township.  She was well known in the community in which she resided and was highly respected, and her friends and acquaintances will be deeply grieved to hear of her death.  She was a member of the Little Blue River Baptist church.  Mrs. Cherry is survived by one son, David Cotton, of Ray's Crossing, and a brother and sister, John A. Brown, of Gwynneville, and  Mrs. James Hoop, of Fairland.  The funeral services will be conducted at 11 o'clock Friday morning at the Little Blue River Baptist church, the Rev. W.E. Norris, of Irvington, Indianapolis, officiating.  Interment will be made in the church cemetery under the direction of Stewart & Fix.  The cortege will leave the house for the church at 10 O'clock.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Wanda


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, October 12, 1911
(daily paper)
ELI  CHERRY
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          Eli Cherry, one of the best known and most highly respected of the older residents of this county, passed away at 10 o'clock Wednesday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Cynthia Stevens, at Hemlock, Howard county, eight miles from Kokomo.  His death was due to paralysis, he having never fully recovered from the third stroke of this dread disease which overcame him last Friday.  Mr. Cherry suffered the first stroke more than three years ago, but he soon rallied and had enjoyed good health until three weeks ago when the second stroke overcame him at the home of his daughter, with whom he had been visiting since the second week in August.  He showed no improvement after the second attack and his condition slowly became worse and Friday the third stroke, which resulted in his death last night, overcame him.  Mr. Cherry was born in this county on October 19, 1833, making him at the time of his death seventy-seven years, eleven months and twenty-two days of age.  He has always resided in this county.  Mr. Cherry is survived by two daughters, who are Mrs. Cynthia Stevens, of Hemlock, Howard county, and  Mrs. William Cropper  of Flat Rock, and two sons, Charles, of Howard county, and  Stephen, of this county.  The funeral arrangements will be announced at a later time.  The remains will arrive here Saturday afternoon and will be taken to the home of his son, Stephen Cherry.  The funeral services will be held at the First Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. Clark, of Hope, officiating.  Interment in Forest Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, July 2, 1909
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ANDREW  CHERRY
CALLED  TO  REST;
ONE  OF  MOST  PROMINENT
AGRICULTURISTS  IN  THE
COUNTY 
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DIED  AT  THE  HOME
OF  HIS  SON  MARTIN
FRIDAY  MORNING
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          Andrew J. Cherry, one of the most prominent farmers in the county, died at the home of his son, Martin, three miles west of the city, at four o'clock Friday morning of senility.  The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at three o'clock in charge of the Rev. Burkhart, pastor of the Pleasant Grove Christian Church, assisted by the Rev. J. P. Myers, of the First Christian Church in this city.  The obsequies will take place in the First Christian Church in this city.  Interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Edwards & Hageman.  Mr. Cherry was born in Franklin county and at the time of his death he was eighty-six years, seven months and ten days old.  When a lad but two years of age he came to this county with his parents where he has since resided.  Mr. Cherry had lived in Shelby township for fifty-five years.  On account of the business like manner in which he conducted his affairs Mr. Cherry had amassed considerable property, owning at the time of his death over five hundred acres of land in the county.  Several years ago he retired from active work and has been living at the home of his son, Martin, ever since.  Mrs. Cherry passed away in 1901 and since that time her bereaved husband has been mourning her absence.  As long as his wife was in the land of the living Mr. and Mrs. Cherry were as two lovers.  But when the death angel touched those swift keys the music that came forth was the most pathetic that the husband had ever been called upon to hear and it could not be erased from his memory.  No doubt the words of the psalmist have been ringing in his ears:
"Sunset and evening star
And one clear call for me,
And may there be no moaning of the bar
When I put out to sea.
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound or foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark;
And may there be no sadness of farewell
When I embark.
For though from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar."
          Mr. Cherry was united in marriage to Miss Katheryn Larrison, of Union township, when he was twenty-one years old and his bride was seventeen.  To this union the following children were born:  James L.,  Martin A.,  Harvey S.  and  Franklin L.,  Mrs. Cynthia Jones,  Mrs. Mary F. Drayer  and  Mrs. Phoebe Drayer, the latter two named residing in this city.  He leaves the following sisters and brothers--- Jesse,  Thomas  and  Mrs. Amos.  Soon after his marriage Mr. Cherry united with the Pleasant Grove Christian Church, and he has been a constant and faithful member ever since.  But those who knew him were fully aware of the fact that he obeyed the injunction of the poet, "So live that when thy summons comes to join the innumerable caravan, that moves to that mysterious realm where each shall take his chamber in the silent halls of death; thou go not like the quarry slave at night, scourged to his dungeon, but sustained and lie down to pleasant dreams."  In the death of Mr. Cherry the community loses a valuable citizen, the family a loving father and the god above adds one to his haven.  Mr. Cherry was a men well liked by his friends and neighbors and was a kind and affectionate father.  His absence will be sorely missed, but with one acclaim it can be said that he and his loved ones "shall meet on the beautiful shore."  Friends wishing to view the remains should call at the residence not later that Saturday morning
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, March 16, 1909
(daily paper)
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          Mrs. Mary Jane Cherry, wife of  Eli Cherry, died at their residence in Shelby township, at 9:15 p.m. Monday, March 15, 1909, of cancer, after a lingering illness of several months.  Mrs. Cherry was born in the state of Kentucky on March 2, 1830.  When she was twenty-two years of age she moved with her parents to Shelby county.  One year after her arrival here she was married to Eli Cherry.  Unto this union were born nine children, four of whom survive to mourn their loss with the husband and one brother;  Charles Tomlinson; two sons, Charles R., of Howard coutny, and  Stephen D., of this county; two daughters, Mrs. Cynthia Stevens, of Howard county, and  Mrs. Sallie Cropper, of Shelby county, and fifteen grand children and seven great-grandchildren.  In the death of Mrs. Cherry, the neighborhood and community has lost one of its best women, a kind neighbor and true friend.  The funeral services will be held in the First Baptist Church in this city at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 18, 1909, Rev. Clark, of Hope, assisted by Rev. Cook, of this city, will officiate.  Cortege will leave the house at 1 p.m.  Interment in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Marshall G. Tindall.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Friday, January 25, 1907
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LOVABLE  YOUNG  GIRL  DEAD
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Miss Grace Cherry, of Shelby
Township, Died This Morning
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          Grace L. Cherry, daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cherry, died at their residence in Shelby township at 4:40 a.m. Friday, of lung trouble, aged fifteen years, six months and twenty days.  Funeral services will be held Sunday at Pleasant Grove Church at 1 p.m., the Rev. C. E. Burkhart officiating.  D. B. Wilson & Son have charge.  Deceased leaves a father, two brothers and stepmother to mourn her loss.  She was a bright, lovable girl, and her sunny disposition made many frineds, who regret to learn of her death in the springtime of life.
[Buried Forest Hill Cemetery]
Submitted by Barb Huff


Susannah Peterson Lotshaw Cherry, died September 11, 1904


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, June 18, 1903
page 5, column 2
DIED
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          Nevada T., wife of Frank Cherry, died at the family residence in Shelby township at 1 a.m., Monday, June 15th, aged 35 years, 10 months and 8 days.  She was a patient sufferer for more than two years.  She was a member of the Christian Church at Fenns and was a faithful wife and kind mother and was loved by all who knew her.  Besides her husband she leaves a daughter and two sons, also her father, John Stephens.  Services will be held at the house at 2 o'clock p.m., June 17th.  Interment in Forest Hill in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Tuesday / Friday  Republican
Tuesday, May 20, 1902
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          William J. Cherry died at his residence in Shelby township, at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 15, after a short illness of only sixteen hours, aged 57 years, 9 months and 29 days.  Remains will be buried at Forest Hill cemetery.  Services at the house at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 17, by the Rev. W. D. Clark, of Indianapolis. D. B. Wilson & Son have charge.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelby  Friday  Republican
Friday, May 2, 1902
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          Catherine J[ane] wife of  Andrew J. Cherry, died at their residence three and one-half miles south of this city at four p.m., Tuesday April 29th, of heart trouble, aged seventy-six years, five months.  She will be buried at Forest Hill cemetery, Thursday, May 1st.  Services at the Christian church, in this city at 3 p.m., by Rev. W. D. Clark, of Indianapolis, assisted by the Rev. E. F. Mahan.  Cortege leaves the house at two p.m.  Deceased leaves her husband, five sons and four daughters, namely:  William J.,  James L.,  Martin A.,  Harry S., and  Frank L., Cynthia A. Jones,  Nancie E. Dobbins,  Mary F. Drager, and  Phoebe J. Dobbins. D. B. Wilson & Son have charge.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
July 28, 1894
Page 4   column 3
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          Oliver P. Cherry  died at his home, No. 372 Harrison avenue, Maplewood, at eight o'clock p.m. Friday, July 27, of paralysis, aged fifty seven years and three months.  Funeral services at the house at two o'clock p.m. Sunday, Elder McHargue officiating.  Interment in the Mt. Pisgah cemetery, under the auspices of the G.A.R.  Deceased had been ill for eleven weeks, most of which time he was unconscious.  He was a kindhearted man and held in the highest esteem by his neighbors and all who knew him.  His faithful wife, worn out from waiting on him and from the loss of sleep,was taken down sick the first of the week and is now in a critical condition.  He leaves, besides his widow, two children,  Leonard  and  Aurilla,  both grown.  Cummins & Edwars have charge of the remains.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming



The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday, June 22, 1891
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STEPHEN CHERRY'S DEATH
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          On Saturday evening at 7 o'clock, Stephen Cherry, an old and respected resident of East Taylor st. died at his residence, from the effects of a stroke of paralysis which prostrated him several weeks ago.  Deceased was 62 years of age and was born and reared in this county.  He leaves a wife but no children.  Politically Mr. Cherry was a staunch democrat, and while he was never in any sense a better partisan, he was always a warm advocate of party principles, and steadfastly and unflinchingly remained true to its tenets.  He was a kind and considerate husband, honest and faithful in the discharge of all obligations to his fellow men, and universally respected.  His funeral occurred this afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover


The  Shelby Volunteer
Thursday, January 25, 1883
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          Mrs. William Cherry  died on Tuesday morning last at the residence of her son-in-law,  William Lee, south of town, aged 80 years.  She was born in Ohio in 1802, married in 1819 -- and came to Indiana with her husband in 1828, or fifty-four years ago.  She was buried yesterday afternoon at the Jackson cemetery on Louis Creek,  Peace to her ashes.
Ibid.
Thursday, January 25, 1883
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[From the correspondent "Hopkins"
of Stafford's Corner.]
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          Cynthia Jackson  was born in Ohio, December, 1803.  She was married to  Wm. Cherry  in 1819 and with him moved to Indiana in about 1828, or more than half a century ago.  She has raised a large family, most of them boys, who yet live in this county.  In her younger days she was a member of the United Brethren church; in later years she held no church membership, but was always ready to do deeds of charity and benevolence.  She died at 6 o'clock this morning, at the residence of her son-in-law, Wm. Lee, south of town.  Funeral at 2 o'clock tomorrow, at the Jackson cemetery, on Lewis Creek, where she will be laid to rest by the side of the mouldering dust of the husband of her youth.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby Volunteer
November 29, 1877
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          It is our painful duty to announce the death of "uncle" William Cherry, whose dangerous illness we mentioned in the Daily of Saturday. He died at his residence in this township, Sunday morning, at 5 o'clock, in the 78th year of his age.  He was one of the early pioneers of this county and one of the oldest and most respected citizens.  He leaves a large family and an extensive circle of friends to mourn his loss.  The remains were interred Monday in the Jackson Grave-yard, on the L. C. & L. Railroad, a mile or two east of this city.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover

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